3 Ways HRMS Can Improve Employee Happiness

Employee morale is an important topic regardless of your company’s size, industry or location. Why do we want to keep our employees happy? Contented workers are more efficient and produce better results for our customers as well as keeping our recruitment and replacement costs low. But how can your HRMS help you in this quest to improve day to day working life for users?

Create Data Transparency and Trust

Employees and managers are valuable assets to your organization. Treat them as such, by giving them access to their own data via HRMS self-service functionality, such as personal details and compensation related data. Empower managers via direct access to view the relevant business data of an employee as well as provide input and feedback into employee development and compensation. By giving your employees and managers access to ‘their’ data, you improve employee happiness through openness and transparency.

HRMS Data Provides a backbone for Other Programs

One of my HR colleagues was recently explaining a new wellness program; employees could form teams and log their fitness activities to encourage teamwork, collaboration and positive lifestyle changes. While some might have ‘big brother’ concerns about a company saving employee fitness data, their employees overwhelmingly took too it, especially the social aspects of spurring each other on to do more. If they had to gather data from scratch such as employee name, location, etc. this project would become a burden. However, when used correctly, HRMS data can help to fuel such creative applications.

Bring the positive aspects of social networking into your HRMS

How often are your employees on Facebook, LinkedIn, etc? How many of them are connected to fellow employees already at these sites? Social networking is not all negativity these days; many employees will welcome the chance to give fellow employees a ‘shout out’ on a job well done. As well, social collaboration encourages employees to network with colleagues, creating new avenues to get things done internally, contributing to job satisfaction. Social collaboration is here to stay, bring it into your HRMS and HR tasks will become more inclusive. Inclusivity in the workplace is sure to improve employee happiness.

Are you ready to take the next steps in your HRMS selection? Are you sure that your current HRMS is the best option for your needs? The HRMS Software Guide can save you time and research efforts through its up-to-date independent advice.

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Heather Batyski

About the author…

Heather is an experienced HRMS analyst, consultant and manager. Having worked for companies such as Deloitte, Franklin Templeton and Oracle, Heather has first-hand experience of many HRMS solutions including Peoplesoft and Workday.

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Heather Batyski